Wearing a mask doesn’t infringe upon your rights

| August 6, 2020 1:00 AM

Several things have become sadly evident. People who resist wearing a mask exhibit a deep sense of grievance, a lack of generosity, absence of personal responsibility and, perhaps most importantly, overwhelming ignorance. How can they ignore the facts of COVID-19-caused illness and death across our Panhandle communities and across the country? Their display of resistance at the East Bonner County Library was another egregious effort to undermine the safety and security of our city. Wearing a mask does nothing to impinge upon your rights.

Stop! Stop trying to defeat logic, facts and knowledge.

Start! Start wearing masks so you too can protect, your community and your family from this horrible, invisible danger.

Please! Open your minds, learn something. We all will better for it.

ILENE BELL

Sandpoint